Seminar: Digital Storytelling in Education

Facilitators:  Daniela Gachago, Eunice Ivala, Janet Condy and Education students

Date and time: 18th of August 2011, 14.00-16.00

Location: Library computer lab,  Mowbray

Seminar description

Digital stories are short, first person video-narratives created by combining recorded voice, still and moving images, and music or other sound. Digital storytelling have been used increasingly in Education to facilitate student engagement, reflection for deep learning, project-based learning, and the effective integration of technology into teaching.

Last year the Faculty of Education embarked on a pilot, in collaboration with colleagues of Fundani, to introduce digital stories in a final year professional development course for pre-service teacher students. Instead of traditional paper-based teaching portfolios half of the class decided to create digital stories. This seminar will introduce the concept of digital stories in Education and report on research that was carried out within this project on:

  • Students’ and staff experiences with digital stories,
  • The use of digital stories to improve digital literacy skills,
  • The promotion of reflection in students, and
  • Ways of using digital stories in Multicultural Education.

To book a place please email

For previous presentations on digital stories visit the following links:

Digital stories and diverse classrooms

Digital stories and digital literacies


About D Gachago

I have been working in the field of eLearning for more than 10 years, in commercial companies and in Higher Education, in Austria, Botswana, Scotland and now South Africa. I am still enthusiastic about all the interesting stuff that's going on and am trying desperately to keep on top of all the new technology coming out (not always managing very well).
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